BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Deadly attacks hit Quetta city
The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 10 people are killed in two attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
Japan court backs pregnant woman
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
Japan minister in sex bar funds row
Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
India's Modi visits Siachen glacier
Indian PM Narendra Modi marks the festival of Diwali with a brief visit to the Siachen glacier before inspecting recent flood damage in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Military heads admit Afghan mistakes
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
Police 'worked to stop Batty killer'
Victoria police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.
China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
Protests at HK leader's residence
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.